“Oh, what a magnificent scene of wild and lonely grandeur burst upon us as we swept round the little peninsula, and the whole majesty of Stony Lake broke upon us at once…”Susanna Moodie, Roughing it in the Bush
Watch: The Word Travels
About Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie Chronicling the lives of two exceptional and inspirational women: sisters, writers, pioneers, and icons of the Canadian imagination.
Beginning and ending his life in Peterborough, John Craig said that it was best “to write about places you know well, and make it of universal interest,” and that is what he did.
Some memories of Margaret Laurence from a friend and colleague.
One of Canada’s most esteemed and beloved authors, Margaret Laurence was very much a part of her local community.
A Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor, learn about Robertson Davies, and his alter ego Samuel Marchbank, life in Peterborough.
A TVA bus tour focused on the relationship between Robertson Davies and Peterborough on what would have been the author and former Examiner publisher’s 100th birthday.
Learn about the Irish writers connection to Peterborough.
About the Lakefield Literary Festival The Lakefield Literary Festival celebrates its rich literary heritage each July on a weekend close to Margaret Laurence’s birthday, and showcases many current Canadian authors.
The Special Collection currently consists of over 13,000 items, including books from the personal library of Margaret Laurence – an amazing spot to just sit down surrounded by her books.
The Trent Valley Archives promotes the preservation, identification and care of archives.